France Slams Trump over Paris Attacks Claim

France Slams Trump over Paris Attacks Claim

France Slams Trump over Paris Attacks Claim

France has sharply criticized US President Donald Trump over his recent "disrespectful" comments on the 2015 deadly attack in Paris, with the country's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire demanding apology.

On an NRA rally in Dallas, Trump said the terrorist attacks in Paris could have been stopped if citizens were armed.

"Each country is free to decide its own legislation in regards to gun control" and "the statistics on victims of gun violence do not lead France to question its laws in this matter". "France is proud to be a country where acquiring and carrying firearms is strictly regulated".

That marks Paris's strongest criticism of the US president since his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron took office a year ago.

The comments from Trump came the week after President visited as guest of honour for a state visit which saw both the leaders eager to stress their friendship.

As well as the response from Brohi outlining the problems with attempting to solve knife crime with guns, his colleague Dr Martin Griffiths, who said in an interview with BBC Radio 4 that some of his colleagues had compared treating stabbing victims to working in Camp Bastion in Afghanistan extended an invitation to Trump to visit The Royal London. They took their time and gunned them down one by one.

The Daily Mail reports that French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian responded by expressing "firm disapproval" of Trump's suggestion that allowing people to be armed for self-defense would have made them safer.

Former French president Francois Hollande and ex-prime minister Manuel Valls, who were in power at the time of the 2015 attacks, also expressed their outrage in separate statements. They "said a lot about what he thinks of France and its values", he added. What more can I say?'

Trump's presidential campaign was supported by the National Rifle Association, a pro-gun rights organization which was the organiser for the convention at which the U.S. President was speaking.

Professor Karim Brohi, trauma surgeon at The Royal London Hospital, said it was "ridiculous" to suggest guns are part of the solution to knife violence.

The British government's failed efforts to reduce knife crime with knife-disposal bins has been widely ridiculed, and along with them London Mayor Sadiq Khan. "They have knives and instead, there is blood all over the floors of this hospital", he said. "And it would have been a whole different story", Trump said.

"Gunshot wounds are at least twice as lethal as knife injuries and more hard to fix", he added.

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